williamstome (517) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ruddy brown pour. Complex sour malty cherry flavor and aroma. Very interesting and rich. Nice!
hopbomber (98) - Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Murky brown colour very sweet and sour with wild lambic tones reminds me of a drinkable (ie no added sugar) lindemans faro, slightly funky with caramel berries and grapes. Excellent.
gEUS (582) - Linden, BELGIUM - MAY 20, 2013
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Had two different samples of this flag ship of Liefmans - 1 of 1996-is and 1 fresh one i.e. pre- and post-Duvel Moortgat status. First was in the cellar of Chez Moeder Lambic offered by Jean himself - thank you! This ones pours brownish red with no head. Aroma is intesne cherry and cassis, with subtle port and vinious notes. Taste is strawberry juice all over: fruity sourness and nice caramel sugar base. This was a great beer to hold on to... This one would be a decent 4.6/5
However, the new version is only caramel, very bland and filtered/pasteurised to hell.... Shame! This is 2.1/5.
kraddel (851) - deurne, BELGIUM - MAY 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from de kelk @ home .
Pours beautifull . Deep , dark red . Small and fast , yet not totaly , fading foam .
Cork states 2010 . So id guess this one was bottled / released 2012 ???
Smell is sweet , earthy
Waaw . Realy , realy , realy dry ! Its even hard to swallow it , its most definetly the single most dry beer ive had
Sugary , earthy , sour notes . Tastes very aged . Nut nice aged .
very goid , yet i prefer others over this ..
myrda (14) - - MAY 18, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Brune sédimentée, odeurs atténuées de balsamiques et cassonnade.
En bouche, cacaco-balsmique-framboise... apparemment chaque cuvée est différente, celle-ci en est une bonne! Douce-amer, presque pas d’effervescence, arrière-gout subtilement aigre.
Hoppypocket (110) - Trois-rivieres, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a cloudy dark brown with minimal white head and no lacing. Aroma of sour plums, dark fruits, smells very sour. Taste is better than expected, burnt sugar, dark fruits, some acetic notes but not agressive, good balance between sweetness and sour. Medium body and low carbonation. really enjoyable.
lord_totenkopf (244) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reddish-brown colour+thich, dark-beige head, small subsidences in the liquid. aroma: sour, mushroom, geuze, cognac and some jam-filled cookies. Taste is also sour, champagne- or wine-like, a bit dry-yeasty-sour taste stayes on the tongue.
dnicolaescu (107) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - MAY 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Head: beige, small, frothy, poor retention. Colour: dark amber-brown and clear with large floating chunks.
Aroma: wild yeast, wine, vinegar, bit of dried fruit. Taste: wine acidity balanced by a bit of mild sweetness. The after-taste is astringent, tannin.
EdwinLitzau (44) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 4, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Geuze-aroma. Tan foam. Dark red/brown color. Nice sour taste and a little bitter. Complex & great!
berntholer (142) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAY 3, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
this is a rating of a bottle from 1987, so 26 years after its production datequite a lot of light beige head that disappears quickly. dark red-brown beer. sweet smell but not many aromas. sweet taste and sweet aftertaste with some porto, caramel. the sour taste of a fresh goudenband is not there anymore. although an interesting experience, i wouldn’t drink it again. 75 cl @ kulminator / notes from backlog
ClubGonzo (2704) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Beer Planet, Brussels. Deep brown body with a medium creamy off-white head. Nose is dark fruits, prunes, dades and sour lactic tones with hints of licorice and grainy malts in the back. Taste is sour-ish wooden dark fruit tones, dry dades and hints of balsamic notes and brown sugar. Both sour and sweet at the same time. Medium body, high carbonation. A classic beer and pretty drinkable, but not quite "my style" enough to get really high scores I’m afraid.